Hurricane Gonzalo was taken from the International Space Station by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst. The resort island chain of Bermuda braced on Friday for a hit from Hurricane Gonzalo, forecast to produce flooding, strong winds and a life-threatening storm surge
Firefighters battle the King Fire in the community of Fresh Pond in El Dorado County, California
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A woman walks among some 3,000 US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University Malibu, to honor the victims of the September 11 2001 attacks
Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nevada. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads
A view of earth taken by Nasa astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station, where the Expedition 40 crew have been performing health checks and humanoid robot upgrades
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Members of the National Guard watch from a small hilltop two blocks away from protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard announces its withdrawal from the town as calm descends following two weeks of often violent clashes
Lightning flashes over protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
A statue from Another Place by Anthony Gormley is seen in the foreground as HMS Plymouth is towed away from Liverpool to be scrapped. The warship was part of the mission during the Falklands war and is on its way to Turkey where it will be scrapped.
South Korean special police officers enter a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, during an anti-terror exercise as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual joint military operation between South Korea and the US
Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters on Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman
Police officers aim their weapons at demonstrators, having fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
Tear gas rains down on a woman standing with her arms raised after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson policeman in Missouri.
A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. Police fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen arrives for testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC. Ms Yellin delivered her semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress.
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American League’s Brian Dozier, of the Minnesota Twins, took the plate following a rain delay in the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby on Monday in Minneapolis
Men lift a replica of a boat, known as a Moorish galleon, during celebrations ahead of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Every year, the Italian-American community of the Williamsburg neighbourhood reenacts a fourth century pageant at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to commemorate the return of the Bishop of Nola, San Paolino, after being held in captivity for two years by North African conquerors. The galleon represents the boat that San Paolino returned to Nola on.
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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.
Lightning strikes One World Trade Center in Manhattan as the sun sets behind the city after a summer storm in New York on Wednesday